UC campus to get new basketball courts through government’s Sports Infrastructure Grant
The University of Canberra will set up five 3-on-3 basketball courts across its Bruce campus using a government grant worth over AUD 215,000. As announced by Liberal Senator Zed Seselja in May 2019, the funding stems from the Sports Infrastructure Grants Programme, which is a part of the Federal Budget.
“We welcome this commitment to encouraging a healthy, active campus, not just for our students, but also for our staff and the broader community to access for clubs, training, competitions and recreational activity. Initiatives such as this encourage an active campus and speak to our ethos as a leading sport and health university,” said Carrie Graf, UC Director of Sport.
Students welcome new optometry laboratory
The University of Canberra inaugurated a brand-new laboratory in October 2018 for students pursuing optometry. The Optometry Teaching Laboratory is home to 16 fully equipped optometry suites. Each suite can accommodate 32 students and boasts hand-held tests, state-of-the-art eye technology, charts and instruments used by eye practitioners every day.
The laboratory provides aspiring optometrists a simulated future work environment, to gain pre-clinical skills and real-life optometry practice.
Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deep Saini said, “UC is constantly taking new and innovative steps to provide the best learning environments. These state-of-the-art facilities will ensure our students are industry-ready and valuable members of Australia’s future health workforce.”